11 ways to decorate a window space for Summer!


11 ways to decorate a window space for Summer! via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Just lately I’ve been looking at the window in my living room (actually, truth be told I’ve been looking at all of the windows in my house and wondering if I should update them all as they are getting old, FYI if you are in this predicament too, Quickslide have been my favourite for selection so far!) and wondering how I can spruce it up a bit. As bloggers we hear A LOT about natural light, so we tend to gravitate towards windows or outside, which means I have started to take note of how my window looks more and more.

I’ve always loved big bay windows with window seats, and though this isn’t a bay window in the traditional sense, it certainly is deep enough for a little reading bench… The only problem is the kids also think it’s deep enough for a decent train track. Maybe we’ll just leave it as it is for now, but as I spent copious amounts of time procrastinating on Pinterest last week looking for ideas, I thought I would share my favourite ways to decorate a window space for the sunshine months!

Bay (or seat) windows:

These are just gorgeous, and so easy to redecorate (potentially another reason this super lazy mama is all up in the bay window love). Check out these amazing designs:


Simply and easy to imitate, this is a way of bringing the garden into the house by using greens and floral/leaf patterns.


There is something so beautiful to me about white on white. I just can’t do it with my children! This is a Moroccan hotel and could be perfect inspiration for a minimal room.


Perfect for rooms with little space, this is a wonderful booth style bay window idea.

a6c9374cfefc1c8462356917edd6659cI love this dog bed version of a window seat – perfect for pet lovers.

Standard double Windows

I have these in every room of the house apart from the living room. They are equally the best and worst type of windows to decorate because they are limited to a small ledge and you want to maximise, not minimise, your light. I am loving these suggestions, if you’re really going for it and changing the whole look, blinds are absolutely lush and less likely to be swung on by miscreant kids.


Statement vases, with fresh or faux flowers is ideal for totally transforming a very simple and stander window space.Β 


I would never have thought to add shelving across a standard window to help utilise the space and provide you with extra storage. I love this idea!


Shutters are a really glamorous way to change a very basic window.

Circular or porthole Windows

I always wanted one of these when I was younger too!! They don’t need much but they can be so pretty with a bit of tweaking. Why not try these ideas:


Now if you are lucky enough to have this kind of amazing window then this is the only way to decorate it. If yours is still a funny shape but smaller, why not totally transform the whole room wit a bookcase to enclose it?

763caedfde4771f4d20216a03205b5edAnother beautiful way to accentuate a window of this style is to use tiling like they have done in this kitchen!

Full length French doors or windows

Seen twilight? With the full length, practically all glass walling? Love!! In reality though, there isn’t a great deal you need to do to make this type of window sparkle, other than these fabulous plants and blinds.



Literally nothing has been done to this window, other than the beautiful tall plants at either side, which really help to bring the outside inside, something that works well with floor to ceiling windows.



Full length curtains are officially the most glamorous way to accentuate a floor to ceiling window, especially one like this with the gothic detailing.

That’s it!

Do you have any other type of window space?



  1. Avatar May 21, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Lovely ideas, I like the one with dog bed underneath. I like light and outside space, this is why I have a small sofa in the conservatory, so I can spend more time connected to the outside, even if the weather is not very warm.

  2. Avatar May 21, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Oh my goodness i love the window seat with space for the dog! I wish i could have this in my home!

  3. Avatar May 20, 2016 / 7:03 am

    Can’t choose which should I follow. These circular windows are new for me to decorate and they look amazing.

  4. Avatar May 19, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Oh, I love these ideas! I’m not a fan of curtains (or any window covering unless a blind is needed to block out light!) but then windows look a bit bare. LOVE the shelf unit on the window sill, what a fab idea… Now trying to think if I have a window where I could do this πŸ™‚

  5. Avatar May 19, 2016 / 11:07 am

    We have a large bay window in our front room and I always wanted to turn it into a seating area… who knows maybe one day we will finally do it.

  6. Avatar May 18, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I have always wanted a window seat- it’s my ultimate dream bedroom !

  7. Avatar May 18, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I love bay windows and full length windows – both are great for natural light, which is very important to us bloggers indeed πŸ™‚

  8. Avatar May 18, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    These are excellent ideas! Adding some decor to that awkward window space really makes a difference in the overall look of the room! It definitely makes the space look much more comfortable and homey. This is a great post! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Avatar May 18, 2016 / 7:36 am

    I have always loved the idea of a window seat I would love to have one in my room where you can curl up with a book and enjoy the view too.

  10. Avatar May 18, 2016 / 12:43 am

    I really love ‘white on white’ too but that is not possible with my toddler. Perhaps when he gets older! In the meantime, I am making curtains and hanging pot plants to decorate our bay windows.

  11. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    Ooh these are so pretty. They make me wish my windows were designed differently. Those floor to ceiling ones are amazing.

  12. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    These are awesome ideas, I love the ideas for bay/seat Windows that’s a dream of mine if I had such lengthy (or is it long) Windows lol

  13. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, I do love the vase and faux flowers very pretty.

  14. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    These really are some beautifully styled windows. My daughter has a large bay window in her bedroom and is wanting a window seat fitted. You’ve given me a lovely couple of ideas here

  15. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I’d love to have a house with window seats. We re in an apartment at at the moment and the only windows we have are actually big sliding doors. Not as pretty.

  16. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Oh wow the circular windows sure do make a statement, I love how different they look in comparison to standard windows!

  17. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Great ways of decorating a window space. I would really love a window bay. Seems so relaxing

  18. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    These are all so beautiful! The window ledges in my house happen to be on the outside, so I’m not sure how to decorate them. I’m thinking of maybe get a planter and put a lot of succulents in there. I’m not sure yet, if you have any idea.

    – Elodie x


  19. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    I love great windows, it’s such a selling point for me when we look t a house. I love the ideas you have here. x

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Aren’t they just beautiful!

  20. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I’ve always dreamed about having a seat window which I could sit in and read books all day long in! x

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Me too! I really am tempted to change it to a seat window!

  21. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    French doors are my absolute favorite especially the ones that open up all along the back of the house. Stunning.

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Gorgeous aren’t they?!

  22. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I love the dog window space. That is cool! Yoda and Casper would love that too. We just need big windows lol! Great post. Angela from Daysinbed

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Me too! It was a fave πŸ™‚

  23. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    A bay window is my absolute dream as I love to read! My parents are getting a loft conversion soon so I’m hoping they’ll be able to put one in somehow. *fingers crossed*!

  24. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I would absolutely love a window seat, I would happily be sat for hours just watching the world go by or reading x

  25. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I have always wanted a window seat but I don’t have any room to have one in my home πŸ™

  26. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 10:23 am

    I’d actually kill for a bay seat. I’ve wanted one ever since I was little. They are so pretty and I’d love to snuggle up and read a book there x

  27. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 10:12 am

    I just moved into a place with a bay window, I really want seating there!

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      Get it sorted Tara!!!

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks Jemma πŸ™‚

  28. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 7:21 am

    Oh my goodness such beautiful window spaces! I have a rubbish rented house with tiny windows that barely let in any light, I have window envy!

    • Harriet May 17, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      πŸ™ I have window envy over these too to be honest!

  29. Avatar May 17, 2016 / 6:15 am

    I’m in love with all of these windows! Great inspiration for the home here.

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